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Old 10-11-2012, 09:54 PM   #21
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When I do decide to buy a mill I'll probably go with a higher quality one. As of right now I'm only buying 10 lb bags so I'll just have them milled when I buy them because I'll use the 10lbs up before it goes bad.

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Old 10-11-2012, 10:15 PM   #22
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I like the one midwest has already mounted on that curved piece of wood with a big hopper already on it. but it's also $169! Haveta wait till tax time for that. But it would be nice to have one I can set the lash on. It's about the same as setting the lash between blower rotors.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:39 AM   #23
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+2 on the barley crusher, I use to order crushed grains from Midwest but wanted to have bulk grain on hand to brew when ever I wanted. Ordered the barley crusher and the first time I used the hand crank at factory settings, forgetaboutit, went out and bought a variable speed drill and used it for the second batch and it was a breeze. Don't even think about the Corona mill.

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Old 10-12-2012, 12:59 AM   #24
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I was leaning toward the barley crusher and then I did some research on the Cereal Killer mill from Adventures in Home Brewing. $90 delivered to your door and it mows through 16 lbs of grain in less than 2 minutes. I am super pleased with mine.

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Old 10-12-2012, 02:09 AM   #25
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Beyond pleased/happy with my MM2-2.0 with the honking 2" diameter [hardened steel] rollers on it. Makes milling grain super-easy. Plus the 1/2" shaft is easier to adapt to use with a motor later. Of course, the 1/2" diameter shaft does mean you need a better drill to power it, but I already had a 1/2" chuck drill (DeWalt 18v cordless hammer drill )...

I have a batch coming up that will use about 29# of grain in it. I won't need to refill the hopper at all. I will need to use two buckets to catch the grain though. Well, unless I can find a larger bucket to mill into that is.

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Old 10-12-2012, 02:29 AM   #26
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Not sure why people are downing on the Corona style mill but I love mine. Its setup to work with my drill so it chugs through grain like nothing. If you condition your grain, you can fine tune it exactly how you want it and it cost next to nothing to do. It has probably cost me $30 for everything (mill, bucket and pin to use my drill).

I think its a valid option and doesn't take up much space.

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Old 10-12-2012, 02:33 AM   #27
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I love my Corona mill! After using one I'd never spend big money on the high dollar mills.

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I couldn't find a corona mill locally,& my grains had been in the bag in the fridge for a month. So on brew day,I broke out this old mini food processor. I put in 1/2C of grain at a time,pulsing 3 times for 3-4 seconds per pulse.
That reminds me of my very first all grain batch. I "crushed" my grains in a blender. I used paint strainer bags to separate the wort from the grains. I had no chiller, so I let the wort cool in the bucket overnight before pitching. To a died in the wool AG brewer it was a trainwreck. All my friends raved about that beer (BierMuncher's Cream of Three Crops BTW). Just goes to show that you don't need a ton of fancy or expensive gear to make good beer.
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:32 AM   #29
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I love my Corona mill! After using one I'd never spend big money on the high dollar mills.
+1 to this! I motorized mine and the last brew day we (had some brew buddies over) made 30 gallons of beer and my corona milled 80+ lbs of grain that night, and we had 70ish effiency, when I was BIAB I had a consistent 82%.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:40 AM   #30
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. As for the mill, the general consensus is that the corona style mills don't work very well
Not true. Many of us use these mills with great results, probably WAY more people than higher priced mills AND we get great efficiency.

Be careful about "general consensus". The numbers reporting success with this mill are staggering!
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